The Ultimate Back-to-School Checklist

It’s that time of year again — kids are getting amped up about going back to school. With this busy time right around the corner, it’s key to have a checklist handy to help smoothly transition the family from summer to the first day of school. There’s no need to worry, we have the most concise, sure-fire back-to-school checklist for each grade!

Prepare Before Back-to-School Shopping

About 3-4 weeks before the first day of school gives you enough leeway to prepare. Start your prep by gathering all the supplies you have left over from the year before to avoid over-buying. Then, make sure to check if your child’s teacher has made a checklist for his or her class. If they didn’t, or it is an incomplete list, it’s time to take advantage of the lists we’ve made for you!

Back-to-School Checklist

Students in Kindergarten

Kindergarteners don’t need much, so this back-to-school checklist is the shortest. You may even have some of this supplies lying around the house, so check before heading to the store.

  • Pencil box
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • 2 pencils and sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Plastic folders
  • Construction paper
  • Wide-ruled notebook
  • Tissues
  • Backpack
  • Lunchbox or cooler

Students in Elementary School

In addition to the list above, add the following materials to your elementary school back-to-school checklist:

  • Rule
  • Pens
  • Index cards
  • Pencil pouch
  • Highlighters
  • Three-ring binder
  • Three-hole punch
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Subject dividers
  • Calculator
  • Personal agenda
  • Book socks

Students in Classroom

Students in Middle – High School

We’ve pulled together a full list for middle and high school students because they tend to need more supplies than younger students. There is a lot more studying and organization materials to maximize your student’s productivity!

  • Pencil pouch
  • Pens
  • 2 pencils and sharpener
  • Highlighters
  • Permanent marketers
  • Erasers
  • Three-ring binder
  • Three-hole punch
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Graph paper
  • Subject dividers
  • Index cards
  • Plastic folders
  • Glue
  • Post-its
  • White-out
  • Protractor
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Graphing calculator
  • Combination lock
  • Personal agenda
  • Book socks
  • Backpack
  • Lunchbox or cooler

Print out this fun and colorful back-to-school checklist template to help you stay organized for a longer checklist below:

Checklist Print Out

Ready, Set, School!

Now that you have all the supplies your kids will need, it’s time for you all to enjoy the remaining weeks of summer together! Remember to keep all the additional supplies organized in a drawer, closet or bin in your home. It will come in handy for the next year or on a family arts and crafts day.



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